Injuries from Car Wrecks

Mar 16

How Much is a Personal Injury Claim Worth in Texas?

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Not all accidents warrant filing a personal injury claim. When a personal injury would not have occurred but for the negligence of another, filing a personal injury claim may be your best route for recovering the compensation that you both…

Feb 25

What Influence Does a Rollover Accident Have on Car Wreck Fatality Rates?

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Since the creation of the first pickup trucks and later SUVs, the United States has quickly embraced the convenience and power of these vehicles. To be sure, the Wall Street Journal reports that in December 2014 alone, sales of SUVs…

Jan 8

5 Steps an Injured Party Should Take Immediately Following a Hit and Run Accident

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Hit and run accidents often leave a devastating impact that can have physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the victim. If you’re in the unfortunate situation of being involved in a hit and run accident in Texas or anywhere in…

Dec 23

7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid if You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident

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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, there are a number of steps that you need to take in order to ensure that you recover compensation for your damages. However, there are also a number of pitfalls that you…

Dec 16

Does a Conviction in Criminal Court for an Auto Accident Affect a Civil Court Case?

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Injuries from Car Wrecks

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When a car accident occurs, the victim may sue the other driver for damages in civil court. Additionally, if the accident occurred because the driver was doing something unlawful at the time of accident – like driving while under the…

Dec 3

What Steps Should You Take If a Loved One Has Been Injured in an Auto Accident?

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Injuries from Car Wrecks, Injury Claims

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For those who have been involved in an accident, knowing what to do afterward is usually pretty straightforward. If minor injuries have been sustained, the person may seek medical care, and then file a claim with his or her insurance…

Nov 26

Are Occupants of a Smaller Vehicle More Likely to Sustain an Injury in an Auto Accident?

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Injuries from Car Wrecks

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For drivers in Texas, bigger cars might not always mean better. For those who have been considering purchasing a small car, or already own one, you may have questions regarding your car’s safety rating. If you are curious as to…

Oct 9

Auto Accident Injury Liability and the Need to Seek Immediate Medical Help

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Injuries from Car Wrecks, Medical

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In some cases, a car accident may only lead to minor injuries, causing the victim to forego medical treatment and self-medicate. An accident victim may not believe the injury is serious enough to warrant professional medical help, or they may…

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Featured FAQ

How do I get the most money for my case?

Evidence is essential in order to get top dollar for an injury case. This means there must be proof of who was at fault for the accident and that the accident caused your injuries. Police reports and witness statements go a long way to proving fault while detailed medical records from qualified doctors (many times orthopedics or neurologists) are used to show the cause and extent of the injuries. We work to build a solid case in order to seek maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries.

Is there a benefit to being represented by a lawyer?

Most of the time in an accident injury situation, an insurance company will be your opponent. Insurance companies are very skilled at denying or minimizing injury claims – that’s how they make money. Insurance adjusters regularly deny claims that should be paid, or they offer only a small percent of the fair value of a claim. Our goal is the opposite. We develop a settlement package presenting our client’s case that often can result in our client receiving 10 to 20 times more compensation than what the insurance adjusters might offer for their injury claim. In such case, even after legal fees, our clients can net more money in their pocket. Even better, we work on a completely contingent basis, so there are no legal fees unless we are successful in collecting compensation for our clients.

Should I talk to the insurance company?

Do not talk to anyone at the insurance company. This includes their insurance adjusters and defense lawyers. Insurance companies frequently record phone conversations during which they ask leading questions designed to produce testimony that they can use to deny your case. If we are your lawyers, we will do the talking for you so you do not fall into the insurance company traps that are designed to decrease the value of your claim.

How do I pay my medical bills?

Medical bills can be paid through various manners such as health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Personal Injury Protection insurance funds, deferred billing, and letters of protection. Depending on all of the facts surrounding your case and the insurance companies involved, we produce a strategy that we believe will best benefit our clients. Also, even if our clients do not have access to health insurance, we can assist them with getting medical care that is paid at the end of the case – which means no upfront medical bills.

How do I collect my lost income?

Even if an injured person is not able to work after an accident, insurance company tactics are to disagree and assert that the person could work so the insurance companies can deny the claim for lost income. It is important to have a qualified doctor’s medical documentation that proves the inability to work for a certain period of time due to an injury. We work with our clients’ doctors and employers to prove the medical reason for not working and the calculation of lost earnings. This frequently results in a fight with the insurance company, but we believe that with solid evidence we are ultimately able to win the fight and collect our clients’ lost income.

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